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MS Biomedical Sciences

Competencies

 
Upon completion of the foundations year of the Biomedical Sciences program, the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of important fundamental concepts of the biomedical sciences (i.e., structure and function of cells and organ systems, infection and immune response, biomedical effects of pharmacologic agents, etc.).
  • Communicate scientific information in written and oral forms.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in clinical problem solving.
  • Apply information skills to access, synthesize and interpret medical literature.
  • Utilize technology to acquire information and solve problems in health sciences.
 
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate development of specialized competencies in an academic concentration which provides an advanced knowledge base and the application of the skills acquired in the foundations year in a focused area related to the biomedical sciences.
  • Demonstrate competency in the following skills:
    • Effective use of computer technology in the biomedical sciences.
    • Written and oral communication demonstrated in bioscience topics.
    • Information skills applied in the search and analysis of the literature.
    • Scientific method, data analysis and empirical inquiry. 
Upon completion of the non-thesis concentration coursework, the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of specific coursework topical information and research methodology.
  • Demonstrate competentcy in the following skills:
    • Development of research design.
    • Approaches to quantitation of results.
    • Written and oral presentation of research.
  • Apply their knowledge and skills in industry, teaching or further graduate study. 
Upon completion of a research thesis project, the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research, including the scientific method, hypothesis generation, research design and methodology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to quantitation of results and written and oral presentation of the research and its significance in health related issues.
  • Apply their knowledge and skills in industry, teaching or further graduate study. 
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Organizational Leadership, the student should be able to:
  • Apply skills and techniques of organizational leadership, psychological theory, program evaluation and performance-based outcomes measures in bioscience leadership.
  • Apply the theoretical aspects of group, organizational and systemic thought in the real world.
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Forensic Biology, the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a core foundation in theory and principles of forensic science.
  • Apply basic skills of forensic pathology.
  • Interpret research in forensics and design studies.
  • Show proficiency in death-scene investigation.
Last Updated: 10/13/14